[HCoop-Help] What use is the wordPress or addWordPress domtool directive?

Srikanth Sastry sastry at hcoop.net
Mon Feb 18 18:00:13 EST 2008

Two queries/observations:
(1) I am genuinely confused as to why we need a specific wordPress or 
addWordPress directive on domtool.
I dont know what the equivalent 'vhost' config for 'wordPress' is, and 
so I really have no idea whats going on under the hood.
This became a problem because I wanted to install wordpress at the 
domain level (http://mydomain.com, or http://www.mydomain.com). Now all 
the config examples, and HowTo guides show how to configure wordpress as 
a subdomain, or a directoy within a subdomain, but not on how to do that 
at the domain level itself. I did try the 'domain' config, and 
configured 'www' as a wordpress subdomain. But then http://mydomain.com 
loaded the Hcoop website instead of my blog. 'serverAliasDefault' 
doesn't work under the config 'wordPress'.
I 'fix' I came up with for it was to configure the domain as a regular 
website, simply ignoring the wordPress config, and guess what it works! 
my wordpress installation works perfectly! So why do we need the 
wordPress or addWordPress directive?

(2) I was under the impression that '.htaccess' was irrelevant because 
domtool treats redirects differently. But my Joomla and Wordpress SEO 
config fails if there is no .htaccess file, and the url rewrite configs 
in .htaccess do work! So does this mean that .htaccess works as is, and 
I can dispense with the domtool url redirect configs?

If anyone could answer the above two questions, that would be great.:)


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